The highly-anticipated boutique island resort in UNESCO protected Baa Atoll, Maldives opened its doors to guests on 30th November. Not just another five star resort in the Maldives, it is Milaidhoo Island – an emerald drop of paradise wrapped in soft white sands, surrounded by a vibrant coral reef and lapped by warm turquoise waters. Everything at Milaidhoo has been custom made and made for comfort; crafted around your needs. Luxury resort features 30 spacious over-water villas (800 square feet) and hidden amongst the tropical greenery are 20 serene villas on the beach (950 square feet).
All villas offer: a large private freshwater pool on the sun deck; a hanging Maldivian swing (‘undhoali’); an outsize day bed; air conditioning and ceiling fan; ocean views; tea and coffee machine; oversized minibar; private wine fridge; flatscreen satellite TV; en suite bathroom with soaking tub and separate rain-shower; a full range of toiletries by Acqua Di Parma.
At Milaidhoo they’re serious about food, focusing on authentic, light food with clean flavours. Three restaurants and two bars are designed to appeal to your senses, offering outstanding dining in wonderfully informal settings.
Since you’re in the heart of nature, there are a lot of things to do. Go snorkelling to explore vibrant marine worlds. Or try stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) and glide across the surface. From catching tuna with local fishermen to crafting traditional Dhoni boats, the resort offers plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in Maldivian life. Laze by the infinity pool or do nothing but chill out on the beach and leave the busy-stuff to the hermit crabs and herons.
The island’s Serenity Spa consists of four treatment suites which offer inspiring views of sky and ocean. Explore their holistic treatment menu which incorporates the powers of botanicals combined with entrancing healing traditions from Africa, using local herbs and plants. This over-water open-air pavilion hosts complimentary daily yoga or meditation sessions where all you have to focus on is your mind, body and soul.
Nightly rates start at $1,575 per night for two people in an over-water villa on half-board basis.